Posted: 23/08/2016 at 11:35
And now we have all the clamour for awards for all the competitors who won gold medals. Surely winning the gold should be award itself.
I have always felt that any awards should only be made once sports people finish playing/competing. That would also avoid the ridiculous situation of somebody receiving for example, an MBE, then performing well in the future and the expectation that the award would be 'upgraded'.
The whole system was cheapened in my eyes when the England cricket team were all given MBE's for winning the Ashes for the first time in about 10 million years. They then promptly lost them again in a 5 - 0 whitewash!!
As has been suggested on radio and TV, the people who really deserve the awards are the ones who have worked behint the scenes to get the competitors to where they are now.
Last edited: 23 August 2016 11:38:32